Reputed leakster @evleaks posted, “PadFone mini 4.3, 2013” along with a press image of the device ahead of the unveiling. The Padfone Mini from Asus is likely to be launched on December 11, at an event in Taiwan. The image shows Padfone mini 4.3 along with its tablet dock.
Invites were sent out by Asus last week for their upcoming launch event which many believe will also be the unveiling date for Asus Padfone Mini.
Rumours on the specs of Padfone Mini indicate that the device is a 4.3″ smartphone that docks into a 7-inch tablet. The smartphone will sport a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels while the 7″ tablet will do with a 1280 x 800 pixel display. That means you don’t just have a small phone but also a smaller tablet with you when you slide the phone into a slot at the back of the tablet. Technically the handset does all the functioning in terms of processor, memory, storage and camera.
The Padfone Mini is speculated to run on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and be powered by Qualcomm’s 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor with 1 GB of RAM. Some rumours also suggest 3G radio. From what we see, this appears to be a smaller version of PadFone Infinity which features a 10-inch tablet and 5-inch smartphone.
With the launch of Padfone mini 4.3, it would make it the fourth entry in ASUS’s line of dockable Padfone devices.
CEO of Asus had stated in September that the Padfone Mini will arrive by Christmas, so we assume December 11, should be the date.
No news as of now on the availability and pricing but we guess it will be priced in the mid range segment. Feature-wise too we have nothing much to comment except for the chipset and Android version but it may not be long before the full details are out. We shall keep posted once we lay our hands on more information that come out of the official event.
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